futures contract

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Noun1.futures contract - an agreement to buy or sell a specific amount of a commodity or financial instrument at a particular price on a stipulated future date; the contract can be sold before the settlement date
derivative instrument, derivative - a financial instrument whose value is based on another security
stock-index futures - a futures contract based on a stock index; a bet on the future price of the indexed group of stocks
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The Nova source says only 1% of all commodities futures contracts result in delivery of product.
purchases 20 July 1995 futures contracts (each for 5,000 bushels) that allow the holder to buy the grain at $3 per bushel and take delivery in July.
If your company is considering taking the self-insurance route to control healthcare costs, maybe you should investigate health insurance futures contracts. Some say the new hedging tool defies Murphy's law, because you just can't lose.
For futures contracts on the Standard & Poor's index of 500 stocks (S&P 500) and on the New York Stock Exchange Composite (NYSE) index, the pre-crash margin requirement on existing positions (maintenance margin) provided clearinghouses a lower level of protection against price moves than that provided in the stock (cash) market.
M2 EQUITYBITES-December 3, 2014-Intercontinental Exchange declares futures contracts for listing at ICE Futures Singapore and ICE Clear Singapore
According to the firm, the prior daily volume record of 905,515 Long Gilt futures contracts was set on May 27, 2014; and Ultra Long Gilt futures reached a previous daily volume record on May 28, 2014 with 4,702 contracts traded.
The DGCX Copper futures contracts will trade from 8:30AM to 11:30PM Hours Dubai Time or 10:00AM to 1:00PM India Time or 12:30PM to 3:30AM Singapore Time.
DME brent and oman crude oil financial contracts to commence trading on the dubai mercantile exchange on june 2nd 2008The Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME) today announced that as of trade date 02 JUNE 2008, customers of the DME will be able to trade the Exchange's two new financially settled futures contracts for Brent and Oman crude oil in addition to its benchmark DME Oman Crude Oil Futures Contract."The introduction of these two financially settled contracts will facilitate trading by additional market participants, broadening the global reach of the Exchange and increasing its visibility throughout the industry," commented Ahmad Sharaf, Chairman of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange.
Trading so far in Micro E-mini equity index futures, which are one-tenth the size of CME Group's long-established E-mini equity index futures contracts, has been impressive for a new futures contract, market professionals said.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-June 25, 2019-CME Group, Shanghai Gold Exchange to launch new gold futures contracts
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 25, 2019-CME Group, Shanghai Gold Exchange to launch new gold futures contracts